Wow, Anna looks angry – great work on the art, Emily.
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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you all are exchanging small heart candies with endearing catch-phrases written on them, and that many of you are getting lots of sugar-filled sweets and flowers.
We should have a special V-Day comic up in a few hours – and there’ll be a brand new strip up tomorrow, right on schedule!
This isn’t the big pug post I had wanted to write today, but it’ll do for now. Last week after writing Pug Off! I ran a quick search and found a delightful surprise – someone had already written a book on the subject:
I don’t know much about it’s author Dave Kellet, but after I tracked down a copy of his PUGS: God’s Little Weirdos, I can tell you he’s an incredibly talented and insightful writer/illustrator with a wicked funny bone. I think every panel contains a “pug-ism” with which I am intimately familiar – and often Kellet turned it on it’s head and made me laugh.
The book itself isn’t self-contained, but rather a compilation of Pug-related strips that are pulled from his daily webcomic, Sheldon. As a whole, they work well, and while I don’t know if they were put in chronological order the ordering and flow kept a nice pace.
You can order, or just check out a few sample pages, here, and if you own a pug, this is absolutely a must have.
UPDATE 2/11/2011: Ok, I think we’re about done for now – I didn’t get quite as much changed as I’d like, but then again, I’m an endless tinkerer. I do have lots of plans for Hot Mess 2.0, though!
Ok, this is going to be nerve-wracking for me, but we’re going through a slight upgrade to the site. All links should work, but for just a bit the layout might be a tad funky. Please bear with us! New content will continue to be posted!